Wednesday, January 25, 2012

95. Disney World Maps App

There are many good Walt Disney World apps available for iPhones and iPads. I have reviewed alot of them in previous posts and I'm constantly looking for more. Several of the apps I've written about have come from the folks over at VersaEdge Software. These include both the Disney World Park Hours app as well as the Disney World Dining app. Today, I'd like to talk about another good one to add to your collection called Disney World Maps.

Disney World Maps is exactly what you'd expect and a whole lot more. It is a simple, yet powerful little app that is very useful while walking around the Disney parks. First and foremost, you can choose any of the four major theme parks, as well as Downtown Disney. The entire map for the chosen park pops up on the screen and you can move around with one finger. However, the real usefulness becomes apparent when you "zoom" into any given area. You now have a ton of great information at your fingertips.

After zooming into any area of the map, different color coded boxes pop up. Attractions are listed in red, restaurants are in green, and restrooms, first aid, and rentals are all listed in blue. Next to each attraction is a number that represents the current estimated wait time. When you tap on the box it will bring up a picture of the attraction as well as two tabs. The "wait time" tab opens up a window where you can input an actual wait time as well as see recently reported wait times from other guests. The "more info" tab gives a general description of the attraction. The restaurant and restroom boxes work in a similar fashion in that they also provide pictures and general information. In addition to simply looking for an attraction or restaurant on the map, VersaEdge has included a "search" box that allows you to type in a specific place. After typing in your desired location in the box, the map then centers on that attraction or restaurant.

It should be pretty obvious how useful the Disney World Maps app can be. In addition to everything that I've already mentioned, it also utilizes the GPS functionality of the iPhone. While in a park, you will see yourself depicted on the map. Also, it ties into the iPhone compass so you can even see which direction you are facing. This is certainly helpful when you need to quickly find a restroom!

One of the best things about this great app is the cost. It is only $2.99 for the full version, and if you don't mind a couple of adds at the bottom of the screen, you can get it completely FREE. Also, there is no network connection necessary except for the "Wait Times" data. VersaEdge has done a great job with all of the Disney apps they have created and Disney World Maps is no exception. I highly recommend heading over to the App Store to download it before your next trip!

Have a Disneyriffic day and remember to keep moving forward. See ya real soon!

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